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Ontario Agricultural College 150th Anniversary

Your Legacy. Our Future.

Since opening our doors in May 1874, we've become internationally renowned for our research, teaching and knowledge extension in the broad areas of food, agriculture, communities and the environment. We are proud of our legacy and can't wait to kick off our celebrations in May 2024.

As we mark this milestone, we invite you to explore our rich history, connect with fellow OAC community members, and join us in charting a bold course for the future. Here's to 150 years of OAC!

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We need your help to make it an unforgettable celebration! Here are some ways you can participate.

Upcoming Events

Pre-150: College Royal Ball

Saturday, March 9, 2024

Mark your calendar for return of the College Royal Ball. Tickets will be available for purchase starting January.

College Royal Ball Tickets

Pre-150: College Royal Open House

March 16 and 17, 2024

Help celebrate College Royal’s 100th anniversary!

Keep an eye on the College Royal website for updates.

Pre-150: OAC Alumni Association Bonspiel

April 13, 2024

Alumni of all skill levels are welcome at our annual bonspiel. Whether you are playing competitively or just for fun, this is a great opportunity to reconnect with fellow OAC grads. Hurry hard and register your team of four before it's too late!

Bonspiel details and registration.


The OAC 150th anniversary celebrations are made possible by the generous support of Joe & Barbara Maxwell, the OAC Alumni Association, and the OAC Alumni Foundation.

As we commemorate this historic milestone, we invite you to explore and share additional partnership opportunities here. Your support will play a crucial role in enhancing our celebrations and creating remarkable experiences for all members of the OAC community.


Jordan Terpstra
OAC 150th Projects Coordinator